Everywhere you look on Pinterest and Etsy, you’ll see tulip wreaths.
I’ve eyed this one for some time and have seen variations galore on this same theme, so I decided to try my hand at making something similar.
I tried analyzing the ratio of pink, fuchsia and white tulips in the pics so I could make mine similar. I’m so scientific like that, don’t you know.
Anyway, when I got to Michael’s last night I learned two things:
- You want to buy “mini” tulip bunches, not regular sized tulips. I used Ashland brand which were 50% off, making each stem $2.
- THEY sell the very tri-color tulip bunches I wanted, so all my math was wasted. 😉
I quickly decided that the wreath was out of the question financially, because I’d need 20 bunches of tulips! I decided to move to plan B which was to fill a container with tulips.
I used 10 bunches of tulips. They didn’t have enough of the tri-color tulip bunches, so I bought a bunch of white, pale pink and fuchsia. (I just matched the tri-color bunches.) I moved all the greenery up the stem before I clipped them apart with wire cutters. I grouped a fuschia, pale pink and white together so the color would be evenly distributed.
I used a piece of floral foam and shoved it into the container. (You can fill any flat backed container that you like.)
Then I started filling the tulips in making sure they were as tall and wide as I wanted the finished piece to be. I added a bow. Simple and Spring-y.
I used the rest of the tulips to fill a tea pot for my living room.
Do you have a hard time thinking of front door decorations like I do? Someone should open a business selling just front door decor and table centerpieces! There’s a market for that. 😉